Southern Michigan RR Happenings..

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Southern Michigan RR Happenings..

Unread postby Y@ » Sun Jun 14, 2009 2:04 pm

Well, it's been two weeks since the SM commenced operations over several former OHNR/BGS routes in Michigan and Indiana. Here is the basic info and some of the latest happenings.

SM operates over the following routes.

Reed City Sub: Manistee-Luther-Reed City-Clara-Crump-Bay City.
Port Huron Sub: Bay City-Gilford-Maryville-Clifford-Yale-Port Huron.
East End: Port Huron-Sarnia-Glencoe-St. Thomas.
Yale Sub: Yale-Riley Center-Rochester Hills.
Burton Sub: Bay City-Tuscola-Burton-Ortonville-Waterford.
West End: Manistee-Ludington-Pentwater-Stony Lake-Dalton-Muskegon.
Greenville Sub: Muskegon-Kent City-Greenville-Perrinton-Chapin-Flint-Burton. (joins Burton Sub here)
South End: Muskegon-Grand Haven-Holland-Allegan-Dowagiac-Mishawaka-Warsaw-North Manchester-Huntington-Decatur.

Current road trains are:

(08:00) MNBC: Manistee-Bay City.
(09:00) BCMN: Bay City-Manistee.
(09:00) PHST: Port Huron-St. Thomas.
(10:00) STPH: St. Thoams-Port Huron.
(07:30) MUWT: Muskegon-Waterford.
(08:00) WTMU: Waterford-Muskegon.
(06:00) MUDC: Muskegon-Decatur.
(13:00) DCMU: Decatur-Muskegon.

Local turns operate on the other subdivisions, bringing cars in to be added on by road trains. Power for the road trains is usually a pair of SD40-2's, while extra units are kept in each yard to be added on for help. All road trains operate 6 days a week, the only day off being Sunday.

The current SM roster is as follows.

SM GP35 780, 782, 784-786, 788, 790-791, 793
SM SD40-2 3000-3015
SM GP38-2 3120-3131
SM GP40-2 3132-3140
SM GP50 5000-5003

SM units wear a BGS inspired paintscheme, seeing as the OHNR owns them. Here is SD40-2 3004.
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Re: Southern Michigan RR Happenings..

Unread postby AARR » Sun Jun 14, 2009 2:59 pm

This is easier to follow than some of your mega paper railroads :) .
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Re: Southern Michigan RR Happenings..

Unread postby Y@ » Sun Jun 14, 2009 4:57 pm

Of course, it's right in your area! :)
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Re: Southern Michigan RR Happenings..

Unread postby GTWFRED » Sun Jun 14, 2009 5:03 pm

Excellent choice for the SM paint scheme Don, do you have a special program to create your engine image(s) (SD40-2,...), I'm trying to prove you CAN teach an old dog new tricks (me). Fred
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Re: Southern Michigan RR Happenings..

Unread postby Y@ » Sun Jun 14, 2009 6:51 pm

Fred, I've made all these... I use basic MSPaint. Nothing too complicated there.
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Re: Southern Michigan RR Happenings..

Unread postby GTWFRED » Mon Jun 15, 2009 12:36 pm

TOP NOTCH job Y@
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Re: Southern Michigan RR Happenings..

Unread postby LSRC » Sun Jul 05, 2009 12:01 pm

Y@, where do you get the blank locomotive drawings for the engines that you can paint?
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Re: Southern Michigan RR Happenings..

Unread postby SD80MAC » Sun Jul 05, 2009 12:02 pm

LSRC wrote:Y@, where do you get the blank locomotive drawings for the engines that you can paint?


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Re: Southern Michigan RR Happenings..

Unread postby LSRC » Mon Jul 06, 2009 7:03 pm

Awesome! Thanks John.
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